Santa Rosa: Black Sparrow Press, 2001. First Edition. Substantial collection of verse by the New York School poet, including the text of a panel discussion Miles participated in at the Schoolhouse Center in Provincetown, MA on August 8, 1999. A superb association copy; Martin would publish four key works by Myles, including her autobiographical novel Chelsea Girls, through his Black Sparrow Press between 1994-2001. Item #4415
Deluxe Issue, marked "Publisher's Copy" on the colophon and signed by the author. Octavo (23.75cm); illustrated paper-covered boards and patterned cloth backstrip, with title label applied to spine; publsher's original acetate dustjacket; 213,pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Laid into this copy is a 3pp ALS from Myles to publisher John Martin on 5" x 7" ruled paper: "John - Here's my stubs from DC. It was a great reading - John, you know I heard you say "I was your shining star" in the last bunch of years at Black Sparrow & I rushed into saying something about "we could have made a lot of money" or something, but I wanted to say I heard you. I was totally moved. I never have had, never will have such a wonderful publisher & I have very warm memories of trotting up to Santa Rosa with the Chelsea Girls manuscript and meeting you for the first time. Thanks John! It's been a dream. Love, Eileen." Shallow loss to upper left corner of preliminary leaf, a few old folds, else Near Fine. Together with a 4.25" x 5.5" illustrated invitation for the New York release party of Skies, and the print-out of a November 1, 2001 email from Myles to Martin regarding the implementation of corrections to a few poems.